Definition of Equivalent weight

1. Noun. The atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen.




Definition of Equivalent weight

1. Noun. (chemistry) The atomic weight of an element or radical divided by its valence; the molecular weight of a compound divided by its combining power in a specific reaction. ¹

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Medical Definition of Equivalent weight

1. The weight in grams of an element that combines with or replaces 1 gram of hydrogen, the atomic or molecular weight in grams of an atom or group of atoms involved in a chemical reaction divided by the number of electrons donated, taken up, or shared by the atom or group of atoms in the course of that reaction, the weight of a substance contained in 1 liter of 1 normal solution; a variant of. Synonym: combining weight, equivalent weight. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Equivalent weight

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1. Second Year College Chemistry by William Henry Chapin (1922)
"The equivalent weight of oxygen on this basis is 8, while the atomic weight ... The reason why the equivalent weight is exactly one-half the atomic weight ..."

2. A Text-book of Physics: Including a Collection of Examples and Questions by William Watson (1920)
"In the case of elementary ions the chemical equivalent weight is the atomic weight divided by the valency, while in that of a compound ion it is the ..."

3. Mining Engineers' Handbook by Robert Peele (1918)
"Electrochemistry equivalent weight or chemical equivalent of any substance is its ... ular weight divided by its highest valency; thus, equivalent weight oí ..."

4. Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry: A Course of Laboratory and Classroom Study by Arthur Alphonzo Blanchard, Joseph Warren Phelan (1922)
"An equivalent weight of a substance is identical with the mole when the valence of both radicals is one. eg HCl, HNO3, NaCl. ..."

5. Chemical and Geological Essays by Thomas Sterry Hunt (1875)
"solids, like those of vapors, might be determined from their specific gravities. A connection between equivalent weight and density is evident in ..."

6. An Introduction to the Principles of Physical Chemistry from the Standpoint by Edward Wight Washburn (1915)
"Thus the equivalent weight of each of the following substances is the ... The same substance may have more than one equivalent weight depending on whether ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"Thus, for example, the molecular weight of HC1 is 36.46, and consequently 1 gram-molecule of this (HC1) is 36.46 grams, that is, the equivalent weight in ..."

8. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"Thus, for example, the molecular weight of HC1 is 36.46, and consequently 1 gram-molecule of this (HC1) is 36.46 grams, that is, the equivalent weight in ..."

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